Turkish Cargo Ship Ahmet Akgul Arrested in Italy

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Turkish-flagged general cargo ship Ahmet Akgul was arrested in the port Torre Annunziata, Italy on November 9 due to an outstanding debt worth USD 300,000.

Turkish Cargo Ship Ahmet Akgul Arrested in Italy

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The arrest was ordered by local district court on behalf of an American bunkering company for unpaid bunkering services, local media reports said. The court has scheduled a hearing for November 17th, until when the ship is to remain in custody.

According to local reports, a total of 12 members of the crew remain on board the ship, owned by Turkish Denizsan Gemi Isletmecilig TIC.

The company operates two ships, the 2010-built bulk carrier of 6,566 DWT, Ahmet Akgul, and MV Seyit Ali, also a bulk carrier, built in 2009.

The ship was en route from Ukraine’s port of Herson and passed through Istanbul before it arrived in Italian waters, where it was seized.

Source: informatorenavale.it